History and Social Studies



The Malden Public Schools History and Social Studies Department is fully committed to the development of the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and active, informed citizens. Social studies provides an arena for the analysis of societies in terms of their complex relationships, cultural patterns and political systems and beliefs. Our coursework draws upon virtually all other disciplines by applying math, science, and literacy skills necessary for success in today’s global economy.
Within the Social Studies program, students are provided with a framework to learn new content by integrating literacy and technology skills in an inquiry based environment. This design inspires students and sparks their curiosity to pursue deeper study in areas of interest and in turn become increasingly active and knowledgeable citizens. As 21st century learners, our students develop digital literacy skills, and learn the value of collaboration and innovative technology tools to drive their learning and strengthen their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Students are engaged and responsible for their learning which prepares them to succeed in college, work, and life. Our goal is the development of informed, thoughtful, opinionated, and prepared young people who are ready to take on a leadership role and advocate for social justice as they engage in the world around them.

Contact: Pat Dailey
Position: Director of Humanities
Location: Malden High School
Phone: 781-397-6025
Email: [email protected]

Malden High School Social Studies Instructors:


Names Email Subject Wikispaces
Pat Dailey [email protected] Humanities Director Content Area Learning Strategies
Facing History and Ourselves Unit
Pearl Harbor Unit
Damian Aufiero [email protected] APUSH, US History I AP Psychology
Dana Marie Brown [email protected] AP World History Miss Brown’s Page
AP World
Jon Copithorne [email protected] US History, Sociology
Jon Copithorne [email protected] US History USII
Prezi Example
Rebecca Corcoran [email protected] Modern World History, US History
Ellsworth Fersch [email protected] US History, Modern World
Michelle Filer [email protected] US History, APUSH
Patrick Finnegan [email protected] US History
Marsha Healy [email protected] US HIstory,  Modern World History Mrs. Healy’s History Page
Greg Hurley [email protected] Teacher Leader: US History, Modern World History,

AP US Government and Politics

AP US Government & Politics
Michael Lightbody [email protected] US History, Modern World History, Foundations of Law Industry Open
 Ann Pember [email protected] Modern World History, AP Psychology AP Psychology
Kurtis Scheer [email protected] US History
Rick Tivnan  [email protected] US History, American Law and Justice, Examining Criminal Justice, Mock Trial, AP US Government and Politics US II 
American Law/Examining Criminal Justice
Mock Trial 
 Kerry Veritas [email protected] US History, Foundations of Law, Modern World History US I
Foundations of Law


Middle School Instructors:


School Name Email Subject Webpage
Beebe Michelle Corbett [email protected] Grade 6 – World Geography Site
Carolyn DiSalvatore [email protected] Grade 7 – Ancient History/Model UN Site
Bill Enwright [email protected] Grade 8 – Medieval History/Generation Citizen Site
Ferryway Robin DeSantis [email protected] Grade 6 – World Geography Site
Megan Costa [email protected] Grade 7 – Ancient History/Model UN Site
Tim Stratford [email protected] Grade 8 – Medieval History/ Generation Citizen Site
Forestdale Lisa Casaletto [email protected] Grade 5 – US History Grade 6 – World Geography
Matt Patrie [email protected] Grade 7 – Ancient History Grade 8 – Medieval History/ Generation Citizen Site
Linden Greg Jackson [email protected] Grade 8 – Medieval History/ Generation Citizen
John Murray [email protected] Grade 6 – World Geography
Jennifer Toomey [email protected] Grade 7 – Ancient History/Model UN
Salemwood Paul Mallett [email protected] Grade 5 – America’s Past Site
Penny Gordon [email protected] Grade 6 – Wold Geogrpahy
Bill Walsh [email protected] Grade 7 – Ancient History, Model UN Site
Ross Bowdridge [email protected] Grade 8 – Medieval History / Generation Citizen